David is the Vice Dean, Research, Innovation and International Relations at NOSM University and Adjunct Scientist at ICES North. David graduated with a degree in Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology.
David was Chief Medical Director for Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres from 2014 to 2020. Prior to moving to NOSM University, David held leadership positions with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and was part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003.
The author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and government reports, David’s research interests focus primarily on treatment of opioid dependence. David received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Fellowships from the International and American Societies of Addiction Medicine in recognition of his contribution to this field.